That brick fire­place,

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at one time “the bane of my ex­is­tence,” says Nancy, had wood pil­lars rest­ing atop the plinths on brick cor­bels. They flanked a mir­ror that, oddly, re­flected in­hab­i­tants from neck to belly. “The Colo­nial Re­vival man­telshelf was so mas­sive, it had pulled away from the wall. It dwarfed the fire­place,” Nancy says. After re­mov­ing three cour­ses of brick, she re­placed the old man­tel with a shelf she de­signed based on orig­i­nal built-ins in the din­ing room. It’s made of Dou­glas fir.

She also ex­panded the too-nar­row hearth floor, us­ing Motawi tiles pur­chased through Pratt & Lar­son. The light-, medium-, and dark-green tiles came from three sep­a­rate fir­ings. Munske bor­dered the new hearth with 6"-wide ma­hogany trim boards. The ceil­ing cove was re­paired.

above An English brass clock is ac­com­pa­nied by a Dirk van Erp box and Roy­croft can­dle­sticks. left The Stick­ley desk res­cued from a con­demned build­ing is lit by a van Erp desk lamp with sten­ciled shade and a Gus­tav Stick­ley harp lamp. The new built-in...

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